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Top US Congressman to Boycott Opening of Civil Rights Museum    

WASHINGTON —  U.S. Representative John Lewis, a Georgia Democrat, is one of the country’s best known living icons of the fight for civil rights in the 1960s. But Lewis said Thursday he will refuse to attend Saturday’s opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum if President Donald Trump will be …

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US State Department Braces for Violent Fallout from Jerusalem Recognition

STATE DEPARTMENT —  The State Department has issued security warnings at scores of U.S. embassies around the world, bracing for protests or violence from President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. At the United Nations, American diplomats are preparing for a meeting Friday called by eight of …

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Ford to Test New Self-driving Vehicle Technology in 2018

DETROIT —  Ford Motor Co will begin testing its latest self-driving vehicle technology next year in at least one city but has not changed its plan to begin commercial production until 2021, the company said. The automaker said on Thursday that it would test self-driving prototypes in various pilot programs …

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Trump Urges Saudis to Immediately Allow Aid Supplies Into Yemen

Calls comes as country grapples with bloody conflict, cholera outbreak, lack of fuel, food and medicine President Donald Trump has ordered U.S. officials to urge Saudi Arabia to completely allow fuel, food and medicine into Yemen. In a short statement Wednesday, Trump said, “This must be done for humanitarian reasons …

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Russian Lawmakers Vote to Bar Access to VOA, RFE/RL Journalists

Russia’s lower house of parliament voted Wednesday to bar access to journalists from VOA and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. The decision by the State Duma comes a day after the Russian justice ministry designated nine media outlets funded by the U.S. government as “foreign agents.” Tuesday’s designation forces the U.S. …

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